Labor min. attends ILO’s APRM in Indonesia

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) – The 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labor Organization (ILO) kicked off Tue. in Bali of Indonesia with presence of Iran’s Labor Minister Rabiei.

During the opening ceremony of 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday in Indonesia, the Iranian Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei took over presidency of the meetings states’ group.

The states’ session of the event, which had brought together the ILO’s tripartite constituents from throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Gulf and Arab states, convened in Jakarta on Tuesday with Iran as the head.

Speaking during the session, Iran Rabiei urged the states’ group to come together again in order to discuss the draft and, if needed, hold further meetings.

The Islamic Republic of Iran was also elected as a state member of the credentials committee of the meeting.

About 450 people from more than 40 Asian and Arab states are attending the meeting from 6-9 December 2016.

Government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from about 40 countries will discuss regional world-of-work priorities and the ILO’s vision for realizing decent work from 2016 to 2021.

Iran’s labor minister, who is leading a delegation comprising representatives of Iranian government, workers and employers, is scheduled to deliver a speech at the meeting as well as hold meetings with his South Korean, Indonesian and Nepalese counterparts.

A founding member of ILO, Iran was one of the first countries in the sub-region to join the organization. It has ratified 13 ILO conventions, including five of the eight core conventions covering the elimination of forced labor, child labor and discrimination.

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